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The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has released its annual report on national trade measurement compliance for 2017–18.
NMI administers the National Measurement Act 1960 and associated regulations to ensure that, for trade purposes:
To help businesses comply with their legal obligations, NMI’s trade measurement inspectors:
In 2017-18, NMI’s trade measurement inspectors:
The 2017-18 report shows that Australian consumers can be confident they are getting what they pay for when making measurement based transactions. More than 94% of business inspected were found to be complying with measurement requirements after any necessary follow-up audits.
While much non-compliance is relatively minor and usually quickly addressed when identified by trade measurement inspectors, trader types with the greatest proportion of non-compliant businesses in 2017-18 included:
Where non-compliance was identified during trade measurement inspections, NMI:
More details on trade measurement compliance activity and outcomes are available in the report.
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For information on legal requirements or to report a suspected breach of the rules, contact the national trade measurement hotline: